The United Nations Association’s Southern New York Division, of which the Westchester Chapter is a part, responded to the Adopt-A-Future campaign launched by our Association to support the education of refugees’ children in Kenya’s two refugee camps during 2017. The Division made a commitment to support Gambela Primary School in the Kakuma Refugee Camp and pledged to raise $30,000 to be used for constructing a sustainable classroom to accommodate forty school children for ten years, purchase school uniforms and books for the children, and train special teachers. All funds raised are tax deductible and will be matched dollar for dollar.
Association. Appeal letters were sent out to all Chapter members in 2017, and fund-raising events were held in September and December. As of February 2018, our Chapter and the Southern New York Division have raised $10,577.00. That is a good start, but there is plenty more to be done. We urgently need your help and hope that you will respond generously to appeals that will be sent out periodically during 2018. Our sincere thanks to all who have made donations, and we hope that you can continue to help us in the future.